Classic, authentic, original – and air-cooled. The new R nineT /5 provides another addition to the BMW Motorrad Heritage range, this time with historical roots as the model marks the 50th anniversary of the /5 series, as well as the start of BMW Motorrad production in Berlin, Spandau, 50 years ago.
BMW automobile production increased enormously in the 1960s, so the decision was taken to build BMW motorcycles in Berlin. Operations started in 1969 with a new series: the /5 models R 50/5, R 60/5 and R 75/5. With a completely newly developed chassis and engine along with a modern design.
Back then, the new BMW motorcycles matched an age defined by upheaval, rock music and a powerful sense of freedom. Paying homage to this bygone era, a wide range of bold, bright body colours are available for the new /5 models.
Retro styling in a contemporary form. What’s not to love?Details
The anniversary model also features contemporary knee pads, and an elaborate body finish in Lupine Blue metallic with smoke effect and double line marking on the fuel tank.
The engine, gearbox, fork slider tubes, wheel hubs, and spokes are coated in Aluminium Silver, once more evoking the older /5 models style.Highlights
Potent boxer engine with a capacity of 1 170 cc and an output of 81 kW (110 hp) that meets EU4 requirements.
Spoke wheels, 3.5 x 17 inches at front and 5.5 x 17 inches at rear.
320-millimetre twin disc brake at the front.
ABS as standard.
ASC (Automatic Stability Control) as standard.
Heated grips as standard.
2-in-1 exhaust system made of stainless steel with chrome manifolds and rear silencer.
Fuel tank with knee pads and elaborate paint finish in Lupine Blue metallic with smoke effect and double line marking.
Front mudguard in Lupine Blue metallic with double line marking.
Double seat with chrome decorative elements and white piping, evoking the historic predecessor.
Fork slider tubes, wheel hubs and spokes in Aluminium Silver.
Telescopic fork with gaiters.
High-end details such as fork bridges and footrests in forged, clear anodised aluminium.